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November 18, 2000 | STEVE SPRINGER
No. Boxer: Comment 1. Felix Trinidad: Will also have to defend this title Dec. 2. 2. Lennox Lewis: Doesn't lose to opponents or win with critics. 3. Shane Mosley: The future is his. 4. Fernando Vargas: Future will be decided Dec. 2 vs. Trinidad. 5. Naseem Hamed: Gains new respect by agreeing to fight Barrera. 6. Roy Jones: Could gain respect by agreeing to fight someone good. 7. Oscar De La Hoya: Could gain respect fighting someone. 8.
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April 24, 2014 | By Sam Farmer
In 18 years as a professional boxer, Floyd Mayweather has built a 45-0 record while facing just about every style of fighter imaginable. The way he sees it, though, there's one thing he hasn't done. “I haven't brought my best out yet,” Mayweather said this week during media day for his May 3 fight against Marcos Maidana at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. The fight is the third in Mayweather's lucrative six-fight deal with Showtime. “I've had some good fights - some people say the Diego Corrales fight, the Arturo Gatti fight.
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October 5, 2003 | Steve Springer, Times Staff Writer
His throat filled with blood from a cut on his inner lip and another on the left side of his lip, his jaw possibly dislocated or broken and blood also trickling from a cut above his left eye, Diego Corrales was not allowed to continue into the seventh round of Saturday's semi-main event against Joel Casamayor at the Mandalay Bay Events Center.
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May 9, 2007 | Bill Dwyre
Diego Corrales was a con artist with a twinkle in his eye. When he died at 29 in a motorcycle crash Monday night in Las Vegas, boxing mourned its loss and admitted it wasn't surprised. "He fought recklessly and he lived recklessly," said Gary Shaw, his promoter. "Face to face, he was a wonderful kid," said Bill Caplan, longtime boxing publicist. "In the back of our minds, we all saw this coming," said Joe Goossen, who trained him in the glory days of his greatest fights.
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August 25, 2006 | Steve Springer, Times Staff Writer
The Nevada State Athletic Commission meted out its punishment to Jose Luis Castillo on Thursday for his failure to make weight for June's World Boxing Council lightweight title fight against Diego Corrales, causing the match to be canceled. In a unanimous vote by the four commissioners present at a hearing in Reno, Castillo was suspended for the remainder of the year, fined $250,000 and forbidden from fighting at less than 140 pounds in Nevada in the future.
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May 7, 2005 | Steve Springer, Times Staff Writer
Diego Corrales still has a bitter taste in his mouth from the last time he stood in the ring at the Mandalay Bay Events Center. On that night 19 months ago, his throat filled with blood from two ugly cuts in his lip, his jaw badly bruised, more blood trickling from a cut above his left eye, Corrales saw his career possibly slipping away through a bloody haze.
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April 21, 2000 | PAUL GUTIERREZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A junior-lightweight title fight will be one of five bouts on the undercard of the Oscar De La Hoya-Sugar Shane Mosley fight June 17 at Staples Center. Diego Corrales (31-0 with 25 knockouts) will defend his International Boxing Federation 130-pound championship against Justin Juuko (34-3-2, 25 KOs). If he beats Juuko, Corrales wants to to fight World Boxing Council junior-lightweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. "That's the next step for me--unifying the title," said Corrales, of Sacramento.
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April 24, 2014 | By Sam Farmer
In 18 years as a professional boxer, Floyd Mayweather has built a 45-0 record while facing just about every style of fighter imaginable. The way he sees it, though, there's one thing he hasn't done. “I haven't brought my best out yet,” Mayweather said this week during media day for his May 3 fight against Marcos Maidana at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. The fight is the third in Mayweather's lucrative six-fight deal with Showtime. “I've had some good fights - some people say the Diego Corrales fight, the Arturo Gatti fight.
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June 21, 2003 | Paul Gutierrez, Times Staff Writer
Diego Corrales spent the early part of his junior lightweight fight against Damian Fuller tasting the leather of his opponents' gloves but walking through the relatively harmless punches Friday night. Until the third round. Coming out of a clinch in the corner, the stalking Corrales threw a glancing lead right at Fuller's face that missed but made the southpaw drop his hands just enough for Corrales to land a ferocious left hook to Fuller's jaw. Fuller went down in a heap.
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May 8, 2005 | Steve Springer, Times Staff Writer
In the 10th round Saturday night, Diego Corrales was in that twilight zone where boxers fear to tread. Mind hazy from two solid knockdowns in the round, legs wobbly, his left eye reduced to a slit by heavy swelling, his body enveloped in fatigue, Corrales seemed to be one Jose Luis Castillo punch away from defeat. Or, even worse, serious injury.
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August 25, 2006 | Steve Springer, Times Staff Writer
The Nevada State Athletic Commission meted out its punishment to Jose Luis Castillo on Thursday for his failure to make weight for June's World Boxing Council lightweight title fight against Diego Corrales, causing the match to be canceled. In a unanimous vote by the four commissioners present at a hearing in Reno, Castillo was suspended for the remainder of the year, fined $250,000 and forbidden from fighting at less than 140 pounds in Nevada in the future.
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June 3, 2006 | Steve Springer, Times Staff Writer
Before a hushed crowd Friday afternoon in the Augustus Ballroom at Caesars Palace, Jose Luis Castillo stepped on a scale, sucked in his breath until his rib cage showed, lifted his heels and stretched his arms high above his head, acting as if minimal contact with the scale beneath him could somehow lower the reading. He didn't fool anybody. "Jose Luis Castillo, 139 1/2 pounds," announced Keith Kizer, executive director of the Nevada State Athletic Commission.
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June 2, 2006 | Steve Springer, Times Staff Writer
It is nervous time for Jose Luis Castillo. Saturday, he will be at the Thomas & Mack Center to complete his trilogy of lightweight battles against Diego Corrales. But it's not tomorrow he's concerned about. It's today. He's not worried about stepping into the ring so much as stepping onto the scale at Caesars Palace, in front of reporters, television cameras and fight fans, at today's weigh-in.
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October 6, 2005 | Bill Dwyre, Times Staff Writer
They are connected forever now. You mention one, you think about the other. Boxers Castillo and Corrales. Sports can do that. Magic had Bird, Nicklaus had Palmer, Sampras had Agassi. Ray Fosse had Pete Rose. It took only 2 minutes 6 seconds of the 10th round of a lightweight title fight here May 7 for Jose Luis Castillo of Mexico and Diego Corrales of Sacramento to bond their way into boxing lore. They are next of kin now, and they aren't even related.
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May 8, 2005 | Steve Springer, Times Staff Writer
In the 10th round Saturday night, Diego Corrales was in that twilight zone where boxers fear to tread. Mind hazy from two solid knockdowns in the round, legs wobbly, his left eye reduced to a slit by heavy swelling, his body enveloped in fatigue, Corrales seemed to be one Jose Luis Castillo punch away from defeat. Or, even worse, serious injury.
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May 7, 2005 | Steve Springer, Times Staff Writer
Diego Corrales still has a bitter taste in his mouth from the last time he stood in the ring at the Mandalay Bay Events Center. On that night 19 months ago, his throat filled with blood from two ugly cuts in his lip, his jaw badly bruised, more blood trickling from a cut above his left eye, Corrales saw his career possibly slipping away through a bloody haze.
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May 9, 2007 | Bill Dwyre
Diego Corrales was a con artist with a twinkle in his eye. When he died at 29 in a motorcycle crash Monday night in Las Vegas, boxing mourned its loss and admitted it wasn't surprised. "He fought recklessly and he lived recklessly," said Gary Shaw, his promoter. "Face to face, he was a wonderful kid," said Bill Caplan, longtime boxing publicist. "In the back of our minds, we all saw this coming," said Joe Goossen, who trained him in the glory days of his greatest fights.
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October 6, 2005 | Bill Dwyre, Times Staff Writer
They are connected forever now. You mention one, you think about the other. Boxers Castillo and Corrales. Sports can do that. Magic had Bird, Nicklaus had Palmer, Sampras had Agassi. Ray Fosse had Pete Rose. It took only 2 minutes 6 seconds of the 10th round of a lightweight title fight here May 7 for Jose Luis Castillo of Mexico and Diego Corrales of Sacramento to bond their way into boxing lore. They are next of kin now, and they aren't even related.
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October 5, 2003 | Steve Springer, Times Staff Writer
His throat filled with blood from a cut on his inner lip and another on the left side of his lip, his jaw possibly dislocated or broken and blood also trickling from a cut above his left eye, Diego Corrales was not allowed to continue into the seventh round of Saturday's semi-main event against Joel Casamayor at the Mandalay Bay Events Center.
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June 21, 2003 | Paul Gutierrez, Times Staff Writer
Diego Corrales spent the early part of his junior lightweight fight against Damian Fuller tasting the leather of his opponents' gloves but walking through the relatively harmless punches Friday night. Until the third round. Coming out of a clinch in the corner, the stalking Corrales threw a glancing lead right at Fuller's face that missed but made the southpaw drop his hands just enough for Corrales to land a ferocious left hook to Fuller's jaw. Fuller went down in a heap.
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